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I fell in love at the gun show today ..

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by TNT in Round Rock, Jun 19, 2010.

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  1. TNT in Round Rock

    TNT in Round Rock Member

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    cute little gal too .. her name is Walther P22.. MAN that looks like a fun little package. I think I'm going to have to get me one soon !!!!!
     
  2. Floppy_D

    Floppy_D Member In Memoriam

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    They are tiny little critters, aren't they? I'll need one someday, too. I like the accuracy of some of the larger 22s more (22/45, for example) but they are a whole lot of fun.
     
  3. jbkebert

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    You will find alot of love/hate about that particular gun. Some say they are junk other s swear by them. Personally I have owned a couple and put thousands of rounds through them without much trouble at all. They are fun and plenty accurate for plinking and all around good fun. Took mine rabbit hunting several times and it dropped bunnies like a high dollar .22.
     
  4. more forty fives

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    I bought one about 2yr. ago it's a fun gun. Never any trouble with it and it seems to like any ammo i feed it.I can't say it's a target gun but it's a fun gun to chase squirrels with.
     
  5. kwelz

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    You will love it. Till the slide cracks in half.
     
  6. berettaprofessor

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    Yeah, they're fickle things. You see them, all dolled up and perky looking, then find out they're just a silk purse made out of a sow's ear.
     
  7. NMGonzo

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    I miss my 22/45

    I had no love for my p22 that was sold promptly.

    Very picky on ammo.
     
  8. jojo

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    They are picky with ammo but when you use the right stuff (CCI Stingers) they function flawlessly and are a lot of fun.
     
  9. DammitBoy

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    My little P22 has had no issues in two years. Great pistol.
     
  10. whalerman

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    I've had one for three or four years now. Absolutely no issues. Reliable, as accurate as I am, hasn't been picky on ammo, just a great gun to shoot. I've heard about problems but have experienced none myself. My girlfriend is just getting started with pistols and she loves that gun. I'm wondering if they had problems in the beginning and it never shook off the reputation. Either way, mine has been great.
     
  11. Grizfire

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    Mine jammed on the first few mag loads, but is fine now. Its an "ok" gun and good for the hiking pack. I am no where even close as accurate with it as I am my ruger .22. Its fun to plink with though.
     
  12. MIL-DOT

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    I had one a few years ago. I sold it to make room for another toy, you understand. But it always worked fine. I have an old buddy that had one first, and took his advice to stick with the hot CCI ammo (stingers,mini-mags). His gun has most of the finish worn off the slide, and he loves that gun.
    I fired it a few weeks ago, no problems.
     
  13. Phydeaux642

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    Mine had to make a trip back to S&W right out of the box for a new barrel. Traded it recently for a Colt Trooper MK III .22 (I had to add some cash, but I got within $20 of what I paid for it).
     
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    I've actually held two of the broken slides of the Walther in my hands. One completely broken in twain and the other cracked half way round.
     
  15. longdayjake

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    I wish mine would crack in half. It refuses to shoot in anything but single action. Its retarded.
     
  16. GoingQuiet

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    They're a lot better when you attach a can to the end. :)
     
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    Check it out, many people have had many problems with the gun, the main one is that it is VERY picky about ammo, and it and breaking
     
  18. basicblur

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    Might want to check out the SIG Mosquito before deciding? I have both-kinda like the SIG for the extra size and controls.

    I think ammo problems are overblown? Did a lot of research before buying both of mine, and it's amazing the number of folks who apparently don't read the owner manual and its recommendations on ammo/springs, etc.

    Sure I don't like the metal the slides are made of, but waddya gonna do if you don't want a 22 that looks like a ray gun?
    Quite a number of slide breakage problems seemed to come from folks using the optional counterweight hung off the front. Apparently, the counterweight was contacting the slide and causing 'em to break.
     
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    Had one, was sort of cool, but my wife REALLY prefers revolvers, and vintage ones at that. Goodbye P22, hello '57 Ruger Single Six. But I never had any trouble with it at all.
     
  20. Ragnar Danneskjold

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    Bonus points for saying broken in twain instead of broken in half.
     
  21. Bw2k2000

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    I have owned my since 06 and I absolutely love it. Every range trip it goes in the bag. I've toted it around a few times when me and my firends were snake hunting. Never any problems.
     
  22. againstthagrane

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    this should be in the handgun forum...
     
  23. Werewolf

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    Got a P22... Must have gotten lucky - it feeds, reliably shoots and ejects everything I've thrown at it from standard velocity stuff to the Hypervelocity Aquila Interceptors.

    Accuracy? ACCURACY! We don't need no stinkin' accuracy. Should be obvious I am not pleased with the accuracy at all. I don't expect it to be a Buckmark but it ought to be able to do better than baseball sized groups at 10 yards. It just ought'a - ya know.

    I don't normally trade or sell guns I buy but the P22 may just be the first.
     
  24. Ragnar Danneskjold

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    P22s are great for teaching new shooters: they look, act, and feel like normal guns. So many .22 pistols out there look like sci-fi toys mixed with Lugers. It can be confusing to a new shooter. I've found that teaching someone on a P22, and then moving to the P99 is much easier "Oh, it's just the same think but bigger, right?" We know it's not entirely, but P22s ability to actually LOOK like a normal carry gun goes a long way towards moving people from .22s to 9mm or .40s.
     
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